Northeast Region

Region Mission

The commitment of the professional membership has been the key to the success of the Association for Learning Environments. We must now build on this tradition by increasing our membership to include sectors now under-represented within the organization. Increasing membership from the communities we serve to include minorities and urban school personnel.

Region Member Care Manager: Janell Weihs
Chapter Member Care Manager: Edi Francesconi

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Northeast Regional Conference

April 11-14, 2018
Building Community Through Education
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland
2018 Northeast Conference

The Regional Board meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at Noon Eastern Time Zone

ALEPs in your Region

Philip J. Poinelli, FAIA, ALEP, LEED AP
Jeanne K. Perantoni, AIA, ALEP
Pamela J. Babuca, ASID, IFMA, ALEP
Robert M. Pillar, AIA, ALEP
Robert J. Hendriks III, ALEP
Cynthia Smith, PE, ALEP, PMP
Dr. Richard D. Moretti, Ed.D., ALEP, LEED AP
Vern L. McKissick III, AIA, ALEP
Grace Lynch, AIA, PP, ALEP
Craig J Dailey, AIA, ALEP
Ronald R Lamarre, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP, BD+C
Terry L Thompson, ALEP
Gary R. Slutzky, AIA, ALEP
Ronald Kauffman, ALEP
Greta Sawyers, ALEP
Tyler S Specht, ALEP
William V. Doane Jr., ALEP
Stacey Hughes, ALEP
Michael Blake, ALEP
Beth Penfield, ALEP
Lori Cowles, AIA, ALEP, LEED BD + C
Darrell MacDonald, ALEP
Mark A Manetti, ALEP
Jason Glenn Boone, ALEP
Dr. Michael A. van Hamel, ALEP
Melissa Wilfong, ALEP, LEED AP BD+C
Paul Bradshaw, ALEP
Samantha Rodriguez, ALEP
David L'Hommedieu, ALEP
Sarah Smith, ALEP
Joel Gallihue, ALEP
Krystal McGee, ALEP
John D Shea, ALEP
Mary Lee, ALEP
Kate Jessup, ALEP
Emily Rae, ALEP
Anne Cook Draudt, AIA, LEED AP, ALEP
Joanna Hoffschneider, ALEP
Kat Schooley, ALEP
Frank Locker, ALEP
Gregory Smolley, ALEP
James Barrett, ALEP


2017 Conference Photos

2017 Conference Photos
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2017 Conference Photos

2017 Regional Design Awards

Kirkbride Award
Andover Bancroft Elementary School
Andover School District | Andover, MA
Symmes Maini & McKee Associates

Andover Bancroft Elementary School
Andover Bancroft Elementary School

The Andover Bancroft project demonstrated a forward-thinking planning process and design solution. The interior learning environment included a variety of instructional spaces with a great deal of flexibility. Grade level classrooms are visually and physically connected to an adjacent learning commons and small group pull-out spaces beyond. Folding glass walls between these spaces give teachers and students the alter the learning place at any time. Similarly, the project demonstrates exceptional environmental stewardship by not only restoring wetlands, but also by making the site available as part of the learning experiences of children. Jurors comments about the project included, "...a project worthy of the Kirkbride award..." "A creative solution for the 21st century and beyond."
Projects of Distinction
Dwight-Englewood School Hajjar STEM Center
Independent Day School | Englewood, NJ

Dwight-Englewood School Hajjar STEM Center
Dwight-Englewood School Hajjar STEM Center

The Hajjar STEM Center project is an elegant and effective solution to a common educational challenge, how to integrate the STEM disciplines in an experiential and meaningful way. Its planning process was comprehensive, involving research, school tours, and visioning with a wide variety of stakeholders. The learning environment, itself, provides students with a sense of being in a high-tech start-up. Gensler's final design is a success on many levels, but most notably because it has positively impacted the way students learn.
Mill Creek Elementary
Bristol Town School District | Levittown, PA
SchraderGroup Architecture

Mill Creek Elementary
Andover Bancroft Elementary School

Bristol Town School District was faced with a daunting challenge: how to improve its nine aging elementary schools quickly and cost-effectively. Mill Creek Elementary School was part of the District's solution to consolidate nine small schools into three larger ones. Planning for the project organized the building into two schools-within-a-school, one K-2 and one 3-5 with shared functions between. The project also demonstrates the successful concept of every space as a learning space. Having such a wide variety of spaces available for learning allows teachers and students to choose spaces the best align with the activities of the day and students individual learning preferences.

Congratulations to our Advanced Academy Scholarship Recipient!

Mary E. Murphy Mary E. Murphy Lee, M. Ed.
Educational Facilities Planner
School District of Philadelphia, Capital Projects
Office of Grade and Space Planning

Read more about Mary.